Professor Alan M. Jacobs named co-winner of David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award

Professor Alan M. Jacobs has been named the co-winner of the David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award from the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of American Political Science Association (APSA).  The David Collier Mid-Career Award honors David Collier’s contributions-through his research, graduate teaching, and institution-building-as a founder of the qualitative and multi-method research movement in contemporary political science. The award is presented annually to a mid-career political scientist to recognize distinction in methodological publications, innovative application of qualitative and multi-method approaches in substantive research, and/or institutional contributions to this area of methodology.

In regards to offering Alan M. Jacobs the award, Peter Hall the chair of the selection committee notes that this is “one of the most important awards the section can give, named after its founder, and the committee was unanimous in its regard for the many ways in which you have advanced the study and use of sophisticated methods in political science and the remarkable service you have provided the discipline in editing the QMMR publication and leading the QTD deliberations.”

Past Winners include:
2016 Lauren Mathews Morris MacLean, Indiana University
2015 Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley
2014 Evan Lieberman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 Colin Elman, Syracuse University
2011 Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University
2010 James Mahoney, Northwestern University
2010 Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

Congratulations Alan!


 Alan M. Jacobs (Ph.D. Harvard, 2004) is an Associate Professor of Political Science specializing in the comparative political economy of advanced industrialized democracies, the politics of public policy, political behavior, and qualitative and mixed methodology. He teaches courses on comparative public policy and political economy, qualitative research methods, and research design. During 2016-17, Jacobs is an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow and visiting scholar at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin).